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Nov 17, 2001, 11:13 PM
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Where to buy GWS flight pack?

I need to get a GWS flight pack for my heavy-stik (it was a lite-stik but becoming heavy after I add the 2 oz. receiver and ESC).

I searched on the web and I have checked goflyit, Balsa, great lake, littleshopof hobbies, radical RC and ebay. Prices range from 69.99 to $95. Some are called Naro and some are called Pico (I guess I need this one). To make this more confusing, some give you the selection of crystal and some don't. (I guess I have to buy the xtal somewhere).

Could anyone recommend one dealer with reasonable price and with everything (xtal and pico servo)?

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Nov 17, 2001, 11:39 PM
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Nov 18, 2001, 12:08 PM
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Great Lakes Hobbies is the Cheapest place by far to get a GWS Flight Pack. I think their Web Address is: http://www.greatlakeshobbies.com
Nov 18, 2001, 12:15 PM
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Forget about getting a GWS Flight Pack, there's a cheaper way to do it. Go to Servocity.com & Buy (2) Hitec HS-55's Servos at $19.95 Each with FREE Shipping! Then Log onto RadicalRC.com & get a GWS ICS-50 Micro speed controller for $15 & then also a GWS R4-P WITH crystal for $28 + Dave only charges $2 for shipping, that adds up to $82.90 with shipping! Hard to beat but if you need the battery that comes in the GWS Pack, that might be the better deal but if I buy the GWS Pack at my LHS, that guy charges me $10 for the Crystal, that puts me at $102.00 with Sales Tax figured in + I have lots of batteries already.
Nov 19, 2001, 12:28 AM
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It sounds like a good idea.
I have checked the radicalrc site (http://members.aol.com/davthacker/edge540.htm), but can't find the neither the receiver nor ESC, could you put the link here.


Eric ss (for Sky Scooter)
Nov 19, 2001, 12:52 AM
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Best place I've found

Check Gerald's site out for GWS stuff.
Nov 19, 2001, 12:55 AM
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By the way Dave at RadicalRC has receivers $28 with crystal +$2 shipping as I just received an email from him with that info.
Nov 19, 2001, 01:21 AM
Houng-wen Lin
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Check GWS web dealers page

Nov 19, 2001, 09:58 PM
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Dear Houng-wen,

I checked the link, but there was "directory listing denied".

Just another off topic idea as others have suggested, GWS should go into the brushless motor business. This is not a high tech business any more, we just need the volume to make it cheap. And if GWS makes it cheap, we definitely will buy more, then the cost comes down even more, then we will buy even more. I believe the production cost would be less than 1/5 of what we have to pay today. Both GWS and we would benefit from this.

Eric (ss for Sky Scooter)
Nov 19, 2001, 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by GWS4CEO
Check GWS web dealers page

Try http://www.gws.com.tw/english.htm
Nov 19, 2001, 10:23 PM
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Can I use my HITEC FM 3 channel radio with the Flight Pack?

I want to get an FD, but I do not want to buy another radio. Will the flight pack work with my HITEC FM radio on channel 22?
Nov 19, 2001, 10:38 PM
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That's what I'm using it on. Try also using a loaded short antenna from Azarr. Gets rid of the long tail.
Nov 19, 2001, 10:41 PM
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I just found the best deal yet! Servocity.com now sells Hitec Feather Flight systems, you get (1) Feather receiver with crystal + (2) HS-55 Servos + Speed control + switch for a Total of $72.95 with FREE SHIPPING! (Try to beat that). You can check out these flight systems at: http://www.servocity.com
Nov 19, 2001, 10:49 PM
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Just Email Dave - He does not have everything he sells listed on his web site, Why? I don't know why, I would. At any rate, getting the R4-P receiver WITH crystal for $28 is really the best you will do on this & $15 for the GWS ICS-50 is a steal. I have given lots of business to Dave & he has always come through for me.. His website says that he will be E-Business Capable with online ordering soon but don't know when. I would recommend http://radicalrc.com any day.
Nov 19, 2001, 11:16 PM
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I've bought a bunch of Feather packs from Servo City but that's by far the best price yet. I use the GWS packs also and I haven't had any problems with glitches on my feather packs as has been reported. I use both but you sure can't beat Dave's price on GWS stuff!